A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 87 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands (54 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 18:49:52 / January 7, 2016 @ 6:49 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -64.6201 West, latitude 19.2047 North, depth = 54 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54 km (34 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:49:52 / 2:49 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16007071. Event ids that are associated: pr16007071.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days sixty-four, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days six hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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